Some species

 being studied by Cascadia Research Collective  (from  top left to bottom right): humpback whale, Blainville's beaked whale, blue whale, Townsend's big eared bat, false killer whale, gray whale, killer whale with harbor porpoise. All photos (c)

Cascadia Research is a non-profit, tax-exempt (recognized by the IRS under501c3) scientific and education organization based in Olympia, Washington, USA. We were founded in 1979 primarily to conduct research needed to manage and protect threatened marine mammals.

Recent news (select for details): 

Updates from our June field project off Hawai'i Island (7 June 2015)

New publication on pilot whale social organization (29 May 2015)

Follow additional updates on both Kona and Puget Sound gray whale research on Facebook (20 April 2015)

Updates from our April field study off Kona (27 April 2015)

New publications on "Biologically important areas" for cetaceans in Hawai‘i and off the west coast (27 February 2015)

Results of examination of dead gray whale in Seattle (24 January 2015)

Publication on seasonal and inter-annual trends in cetaceans off Southern California (16 December 2014)

SOCAL-Behavioral Response Study completes Legs 1 and 2 of 2014 effort (30 September 2014)

Publication on new way to determine whale vocalizations (30 September 2014)

Publication on trace elements in harbor seals in Washington (7 Aug 2014)

Article on John Calambokidis and Cascadia in Evergreen magazine (1 July 2014)



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